Wednesday, December 29, 2010

christmas 2010 in rockport

rory on bearskin neck

karoline on christmas eve checking out the store windows
k at christmas eve dinner. she was thinking about it.
josh and i getting cozy on the couch with 2 sets of grandparents to watch the girls.
karoline couldn't get enough of baby jesus
christmas morn'
my sweet parents still set up a tree even though we were there for less than a week. they always make christmas so special.

smiling because the girls are happy
k+r each decorated a feather tree

stockings lined up

visiting santa on christmas morning in rockport to say thank you
rory bird

the grandpa's holding the girls

some of the group
presents wrapped by the fireplace

rory at christmas dinner
my bro, matt

josh with a crown from the english party poppers
matt is bearing a strange resemblance to the santa cookie

fun at dinner

uncle rob with matt
karoline sporting her new vest, necklace and purse

family time. what christmas is all about.

we headed to rockport, ma this christmas and stayed in a rental house by back beach. my parents got there a couple of days early and decorated the place from top to bottom with fresh greens, white sparkly lights, and a tree. josh's parents came too. i guess we had a weird relationship in the fact that we all get along and it feels like a party every time we are together. there were lots of special moments. the sweet children's pageant at the church service on christmas eve. wrapping the girls in fleece blankets and going outside at dusk to check the moon and stars out over the ocean. walking on bearskin neck and getting last minute christmas treats for the stockings. the girls waking up christmas morning to a lionel train chugging around the tree. visiting santa on dock square on christmas morning. antique sleigh bells and huge horses that galloped through town. great meals filled with lots of laughing. seeing the girls interact with their grandparents. losing electricity sunday night from the huge storm that rocked the east coast. all my clothes smell like a camp fire because we kept a fire going almost all weekend. i always leave from visiting my family with my heart overflowing with love.

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